The engineering design process involves many steps. An engineer must not only be able to devise a solution to a problem but also be ready to test and evaluate that solution to reach the best result. To successfully complete the design process, an engineer must be able to identify design flaws and learn from his or her mistakes. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members create automatic door openers that enable them to open their bedroom doors as they recline on their beds.
This resource is useful for introducing components of Engineering Design (ETS) from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to grades 3-8 students.